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Australia Homework

Please try to complete as many activities as you can from the choice below, we look forward to seeing your child’s work. Have fun!

Curriculum Area

 

Activity

 

We will be doing lots of work this half term on our bodies, exercise and healthy eating. Children could read and follow healthy recipes to make at home and maybe create their own. Children could plant some seeds and create a seed diary of the changes they observe using pictures or words to record their findings. We will be continuing to do lots of reading and phonics so please continue to support your child to read regularly at home and share favourite books with them.

 

This half term in maths we will be exploring capacity and weight, data handling and place value. We will be looking closely at capacity and weight in shape, space and measure – children could weigh things around the home using language related to weight – heavy/light etc. Children could explore capacity by filling and emptying different size containers and seeing which item holds the most. In data handling – children could create their own questionnaires to gather information from family members – this could be favourite food, favourite animal etc. and record their findings using a tally chart. They could use this information to create simple bar charts or pictograms and answer simple questions about their findings – e.g. which food do the most people like, which is least popular.

 

We will be taking part in lots of experiments about our bodies – children can explore what happens if they do exercise – do they notice any internal or external changes. Children could plant seeds and discuss what a plant needs to grow and thrive and observe and record the changes they see. Children could also explore healthy food and look at why it is important for us to make healthy choices and create a healthy plate of food that they would enjoy.

 

In Art we will be looking at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo – children can create their own art out of fruit and vegetables. We will be reading and learning about the Easter story and celebrating Easter. Children could create their own obstacle course or take part in a physical activity that they particularly enjoy.

 

In PSHE we will be focusing on keeping ourselves healthy and looking after ourselves. Children could right some rules for keeping healthy and talk about why it is important that we make good choices when it comes to food, exercise and personal hygiene.

 

Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to admin@stgiles.derby.sch.uk In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of  Australia Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.